Thursday, July 2, 2015

Collect Moments not Things

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created  from a 5"x7" Kraft card and envelope for a friend who loves to journal. I turned the card base into a journal and the envelope into a cute little pocket which can be used as is or punch holes into the side and add to an album.

First I cover the envelope with the following cardstocks: Santa's Journey: Comfort and Joy, American Vintage: Go and See and American Vintage: American Stamps (backside is decorated in this cardstock). I ran the denim fabric through the diecut machine and adhered vintage buttons, sequins and dew drops to the scalloped edge along with lace and Red Burlap on the corner of the envelope.

I added strands of Red Burlap, blue thread, lace,tulle, paper flower, pearl spray and a large button with a seal punch from Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock with a sentiment from the American Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and framed that with a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock that I cut into a banner.

The 5"x7" card I rounded the corners and from the fold of the card I measured 1/4" two time on each side of the fold and then scored to create a flexible spine. Next I inked the edges and cut and adhered the following cardstock to the front: Epicurean: Pomodoro, Little Red Pages on Kraft and Navy and Ivory Mini Reverse Cardstock. To create the post card I cut from the following cardstocks: American Vintage: Wish You Were HereAmerican Vintage: American StampsAmerican Vintage: Go and See Cardstock and Red and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock to pull it together.

I took two of the American Vintage 4"x6" Printed File Folders and cut the tabs off (I punched and added my own tabs) then I cut ten sheets of grid paper for each folder and pamphlet stitched into each one with bakers twine.

Next I measured the folders and marked places for holes in the "folds" (top and bottom) of the spine of the card cover and then punched holes in the spine. Then I ran elastic through the holes and tied off on the inside. Then take the back cover of each folder and slid under the elastic. You can create more folders which can be added if you like.

Also you could decorate a larger envelope and add smaller cards with envelopes for a great gift too.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Chalk Ink
Paper Flowers
Dew Drops
Blue Thread
Bakers Twine
Hole Punch

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Everything is Better in Flip Flops!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge which ends in a few hours...yeah I was at the last moment too the month before. ;-)
I used the retired Sizzix Flip Flops Card diecut, Cookie, Box diecut and Mat Board to create this fun little container for a friend that loves all things Summer, flip flops and beach related stuff. 

The flip flop card I cut at the fold to create the top and bottom of the container and the cookie box "walls" I cut out one whole section and half of another which I used only three folds of that.

Here is a peak at the inside of the container. I used a variety of retired cardstock from My Mind's Eye and Creative Imaginations...I love the vibrate colors.

I finished off with a paper flower which I embellished with a button, gem, sequins and dew favor go to's. :-)
Now all I have to do is add a little goodie inside and this will be ready to give to my sweet friend.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Altered Pages: Fairy Babies

Hi everyone! II am here to share my Pocket Letter which is my very first one I created. I used a variety of printables, Graphic 45 and Glitz cardstock to create this fun page.

For more info and photos please hop on over to Altered Pages blog and check out my blog post. :-)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Altered Composition Notebooks

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I have posted anything. I am still working on the never ending craft room remodeling project. Once I finish I will share photos. :-)
I would like to share a couple of composition notebooks I altered. These where for a magazine call a few months ago and they weren't selected.
The Mrs. Wilson notebook I had added a closure and it has more of an adult feel to it.

The Niki notebook I created for a child/teenager. I went with bright and fun colors for this one.

If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderfully and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Give a Child Wings

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick project I created for Eileen Hull's Mixed Media May-hem Challenge for the month of May. I started with a 3"x3" Burlap Canvas which I sprayed with a combination of the following Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Moss, Bahama Blue and Mint Julip and the outer edges I used a Turquoise paint and then let dry.

I cut a Doily and Leaves (Holiday Greenery diecutfrom the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away cardstock. Also I used up scraps of Gypsy Moments: Express Yourself cardstock  and from the same  Holiday Greenery diecut I cut flowers. I adhered those to the canvas along with other scraps of Maritime: Coquille(shell) and Sirene(mermaid) cardstock.

On one of the edges I used the Lace diecut to add some vintage charm.

The little child is from the Tinted Babies printable. I fussy cut her out and added wings and antennas for some quirky cuteness. I cut the sentiment from the Gypsy Moments: Novel Thought cardstock, adhered to the corner and then finished off with thread and sequins. Oh and I added a little bit of stickles to the wings.
If you have any questions on this project please let me know.

Also craft room update...I am still working on getting things in order along with now remodeling what will be the craft room bathroom. I am super excited on how everything is looking. :-D
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Altered Pages: Industrial Chicken Wire Lamp Shade

Hi everyone!  I am here to share a lamp shade I altered with MD Hobby Chicken Wire and Maps that I turned into flowers to add a vintage charm to the shade. For more info and photos please hop on over to Altered Pages for details.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoying creating!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Journey Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick tag that could be used as a gift tag on a present for Father's Day or it could be used in a journal or a beach layout. I had created this a while back and I am just now getting around to sharing.

I cut  1/4" off of this tag to make it 3 1/8"x6" in size and then covered with a sheet of the seahorses from the Maritime 6x6 Paper Pad which is the perfect size for this tag. I inked around the edges and added other papers from the same collection which I distressed and inked too. The "Old Salt" and "Journey" images are from the Maritime Mini Ephemera diecut pack. I fussy cut those from the same diecut and adhered to the tag along with a messy bound bunch of thread.

I fussy cut more images from the paper pad and also added some clear sequins and mini flat back pearls randomly around to give the look of bubbles . 

I cut a 6" piece of Chocolate Waxed Cotton Cord and tied to the top of the tag to finish it off. And there you have it a very simple tag that looks like a lot of time was spent on it but in reality maybe an hour at the most. :-)
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!